Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Using Orange!

I absolutely love this stamp from the Stamp Man and have got lots of these images using different techniques.

The backing paper used is from the Papermania Capsule Collection and the flowers are from Marianne Designs die cuts.

I have entered this card into the Alphabet Weekly Challenge - O for Orange.

Gold Embossing

This Happy Birthday side stepper card was made using the Papermania Exquisite Paper Collection Pad and the Paisley and Floral stamps then decorated with gems.

I've entered this card into the Papertake weekly challenge - Putting on the Glitz

My Valentine

I have been going heart crazy this week. Luckily enough I did manage to make and send my Valentine a card 'fhew'.

This card combines different types of embossing. The Cuttlebug and ornate folder were used for the background on metallic blue card. For the heart I used the Glitter Girls Celebration board to dry emboss the hearts, then decoupaged and decorated them with glitter, gems and a bow.

They have been entered into the following challenges: Raise The Bar - Challenge 53 - Valentines Card (no pink or red) and Pear Tree Designs - Challenge 36 - Valentines Day.

'That's Amore'

For a change a scrapbook page. This photo was taken a while ago now, but a lovely memory to keep.

The papers used are from a CD I designed myself with lovely fresh spring colours which includes, flowers, hearts, leaves, borders, backing sheets, t-bag tiles and lots more. If anyone is interested in this CD please contact me for further information.

I've entered this project into the Polka Doodles Challenge Week 6 - 'That's Amore' and One Stop Craft Challenge Week 118 - 'Love is in the Air'

Tuesday, 8 February 2011


I think this card could be used for Birthday or Wedding Anniversary. Found some vintage papers in my stash and thought they would go well with a bit of distressing, (I do enjoy getting all inky). Flowers and leaves were made out of the matching papers in the set and thought that a little bit of gold would just lift the colours in the papers and give a bit of luxury.

This card has been entered into two challenges: Alphabet Challenge - N for Numbers and One Stop Craft Challenge Week 117 - Numbers.

All Heart!

I feel a bit more organised this week, whether I am or not is another matter, but anyway have been more productive so far.

With Valentines Day looming and love in the air I have made a few cards with hearts. I thought I would combine this theme with a double easel card that I've been itching to have a go at, this is my first attempt and am quite pleased with it. The hearts from the Glitter Girls celebration board are my faves, so to is my butterfly punch. The background paper used is from the Papermania wedding scrapbook pack. Looking forward to making lots of these style cards in the future.

This card has been entered into the Polka Doodles weekly challenge - With Hearts and Raise the Bar Challenge 52 - Hearts.

Friday, 4 February 2011

What a couple of weeks

What with family events, coughs and colds and generally feeling miserable and sorry for myself I have finally done something a little bit creative. It has been so frustrating wanting to do different things, but just not having the energy to do it. Hopefully now it is full steam ahead and plenty of projects finished.

This card I've entered into the Polka Doodles Challenge - Party Time and I've used the Paper Boutique vol 3 cd.

I love the colour of the parcels and printed them out in two different sizes and decoupaged them. Unfortunately the picture doesn't show that I've also glittered the polka dots. There are plenty of sentiments on the cd and I chose the Happy Birthday and decorated with a flower made from a spare piece of matching card from the parcels and sparkled the centre. I finally finshed with faux stitching round the outside of the card (I am finding this very difficult not to do on all my cards now).

Now to crack on with everything else that needs to be done.